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Study assistance and technical aids

Sometimes students can better manage their course of studies with the help of study assistants and technical aids.

Study assistants

Study assistants are normally students who support other students with disabilities /chronic diseases in managing their everyday student life. This includes services such as: taking notes during lectures and seminars, processing study literature for visually impaired/blind students, helping with the use of libraries, etc.

Applications for financing of student assistance can be filed as part of integration assistance. The local social welfare office is responsible for granting integration assistance. Students usually select their personal assistants themselves, for example via the Social Services of Student Services Organisation.

Technical aids

For the barrier-free adaptation of books and other text documents, the State and University Library (SUB) offers a conversion service called "Scan Service". In order for visually impaired and blind students to be able to work with the scanned literature, the conversion, i.e. preparation and appropriate formatting of the documents is necessary. The scan service adapts materials and takes individual needs into account.

As a technical aid for blind and visually impaired students, the State and University Library (SUB) has installed a special electronic workplace at the Learning Resources Center. Here, an enlargement table, a Braille reading device, a book scanner, JAWS and Magic are available to students.

Details of the exact location and contact persons responsible can be found here.